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$100,000 gold heist

$100,000 gold heist

Two armed men robbed a gold-seller of nearly US$100,000 worth of platinum yesterday in Kandal province’s Takhmao town. Kandal provincial police chief Iv Chamroeun said the 25-year-old gold seller, Heng Borin, was robbed as he was walking to the Takhmao market about 6am yesterday. “The robbers pointed a pistol at his head and threatened to kill him if he shouted for help. He was forced to hand over his case of gold, containing more than 50 damlung of platinum (about 60 troy ounces, worth roughly US$97,800).” Local authorities were searching for the two armed robbers, who escaped on a motorbike, Iv Chamroeun added.

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